polygenesis

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polygenesis

(pŏl′ē-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Development from more than one source.

pol′y·ge·net′ic (pŏl′ē-jə-nĕt′ĭk), po·lyg′e·nous (pə-lĭj′ə-nəs) adj.
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As with his Gobineau translation, Hotze shifted the religious issue away from the contentious debate between monogenesists, who insisted that all racial groups were descended from a common ancestor, and polygenesists, who insisted on what they called "multiple creations." Realizing how this debate inevitably led to a controversy over the Creation story of Genesis, Hotze emphasized that God's "plan of salvation" included all human types, regardless of how the mystery of differences had come about.
Those who accepted the biblical account of a Creation according to the Garden of Eden story were considered monogenesists while the polygenesists disputed the common human descent from Adam and Eve.